Murder of Laura Foster, Lyric Variant 02
 


Citation

“Murder of Laura Foster, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 3, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31723.


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Title

Murder of Laura Foster, Lyric Variant 02

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Foster, Laura, -1865 or 1866--Songs and music
Murder--Songs and music
Folk songs--United States--North Carolina

Alternative Title

Tragedy of the Death of Laura Foster

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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Transcription

Laura Foster

This tragedy I now relate
‘Tis of poor Laura Foster’s fate
How by a fickle lover She
was hurried into eternity.

Ere sun declined toward the west
She met and his wild guest
In forest wild the three retreat,
She looked for parson there to meet.

Confidingly upon his breast,
She leaned her head to take some rest,
But soon poor Laura felt a smart
A deadly dagger pierced her hear

No shrieks were heard by neighbors round
All were in bed and sleeping sound ^
No shrieks were heard so loud and shrill
Save those who did poor Laura kill.

Scholarly Classification

Brown, North Carolina Ballads - 302 Laws, F 36

File name

113_MurderOfLauraFoster_Lyric_02

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